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Audie Cornish

Audie Cornish appears in the following:

The Man Who Would Own All The World's 'Speed' — But Only On VHS

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Ryan Beitz has a goal: Collect every VHS copy of the movie Speed known to man. He has over 500 of them now, he says. But the man pushes on, scouring the earth for more.

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In Answer To Palestinian Unity, Israelis Step Away From Peace Talks

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Israeli government suspended peace talks with Palestinians, citing a unity agreement announced Wednesday by Palestinian leadership. The Israeli security cabinet came to the decision unanimously, angered by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's decision to end a seven-year schism with the Hamas movement.

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New Browser Plug-in Would Literally Annihilate This Headline

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Mike Lazer-Walker created a free browser plug-in called Literally, which replaces the word "literally" with "figuratively" in all online text. As the website explains, that's literally all it does.

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The Wonders Of The Year 2014, As Told By Isaac Asimov

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1964 New York World's Fair, we turn back to some predictions that The New York Times commissioned Isaac Asimov to make on the occasion. He got many things right.

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Months Of Training And A Moment Of Silence As Marathon Draws Near

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Even as Boston pays tribute to the victims of the marathon bombing, runners are preparing to run in the race next week. NPR is following the stories of eight of these participants, dubbed the "NPR 8."

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For A Fast Track To Blossom, Just Send Some Seeds To Space

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

After spending eight months on a Japanese space expedition, a cherry pit that's now four years old has mysteriously blossomed six years before it was due.

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Letters: Musical Repetition And Keeping 'The' Away From Ukraine

Friday, April 11, 2014

Audie Cornish and Melissa Block read letters from listeners about repetition in music and what to call Ukraine.

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On The Road Back To Boston, Two Runners Tell Their Stories

Friday, April 11, 2014

For the last 10 weeks, NPR has followed eight runners in their preparations for the Boston Marathon. Two members of the group, which is dubbed the NPR 8, offer snippets from their audio diaries.

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Three Little Letters That, When Strung Together, Insult A Nation

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

A geopolitical language lesson: It's correct to say Ukraine — not the Ukraine. Those three letters make a big difference, and we explain why.

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Letters: Athletic And Academic Demands In College

Monday, April 07, 2014

Melissa Block and Audie Cornish read letters from listeners about the demands made on students and student-athletes in college.

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RIP ET: The Legend Of The Long-Buried Video Game

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The video game ET is considered one of the worst games ever created. It's so bad that many of the unsold originals are rumored to be wasting away in a New Mexico landfill. Now, filmmakers are on a quest to recover those copies — despite resistance from an environmental agency.

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Letters: Clarifications And Kids' Risk-Taking

Friday, March 21, 2014

Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel read letters from listeners about the Mexican War of Independence and responses to the claim that American parents are too overprotective.

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With 10 Songs Of Silence, Band Puts Free Tour On Spotify's Tab

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The band Vulfpeck has a new album called Sleepify. The 10-song set is absolutely silent. The Michigan-based funk group is using Spotify's royalty-payment system to fund its upcoming tour.

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Letters: Jim DeMint And Kenny G

Friday, March 07, 2014

Audie Cornish and Melissa Block read letters from listeners about Tea Party conservative Jim DeMint and a sneaky commentary on Kenny G.

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Fake Chef, Real Recipes — And The Food's Disgusting

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Nick Preuher is no chef; he only plays one on TV. More accurately, he has pretended to be one, appearing on various local morning television shows as a prank.

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Putin Speaks, Decries U.S. For 'Experimenting On Rats' In Ukraine

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

In Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin defended his position on Ukraine. In a news conference, Putin denied that Russian troops are in Crimea but reserved the right to use force in Ukraine.

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Obama Announces Task Force To Help Young Minority Men

Thursday, February 27, 2014

President Obama is launching a new initiative aimed at helping young black and Hispanic men. He'll sign an executive order that sets up a task force to help keep them in school and out of prisons.

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Letters: Genetic Experiments And Hopes For Saving Voices

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Audie Cornish and Melissa Block read letters from listeners about genetic experiments and the tenuous hopes for voice-banking.

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New IRS Rules Would Lessen Influence Of Social Welfare Groups

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Obama administration is pushing new regulations that will make it harder for so-called "social welfare" tax-exempt groups to influence elections.

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Devastation, Looting In The Philippines After Deadly Typhoon

Monday, November 11, 2013

In the Philippines, thousands are feared dead after Super Typhoon Haiyan struck last week. The destruction from the typhoon, one of the most forceful to make landfall, is enormous.

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